Sky One has decided not to order a second season of their mystery series Agatha Raisin, TVWise has confirmed. Despite this, Acorn TV has stepped up to fully commission a second season for their streaming service in the United States.
At present there is no UK broadcaster attached for the second season. “When the UK broadcaster chose not to renew it, Acorn decided to step in and fully commission the show itself in-order to keep this terrific series going for our subscribers”, said Shane Murphy, Managing Director of Acorn Media Enterprises.
Agatha Raisin began its life on Sky One as a one-off drama, before it was picked up to series with an eight episode order. Following that first season in 2016, Sky quietly cancelled the series. Based on the novels by MC Beaton, Agatha Raisin follows the former PR turned quirky detective as she investigates crimes in the quiet village of Carsely. Acorn Media Enterprises is producing in association with Company Pictures and [email protected] Acorn Media International will handle distribution in all English-speaking territories and all3media International will handle all over territories.
Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe) will reprise her role as Agatha Raisin. Other returning cast members include Mathew Horne (Gavin and Stacey), Matt McCooey (Doctors) and Katy Wix (Torchwood). The second season will adapt the MC Beaton novels The Wizard of Evesham, The Curious Curate and The Fairies of Fryham and will be available internationally as three 90-minute television movies or six 45-minute episodes. Barry Ryan, David Walton and Guy Hescott are the producers, while Company Pictures’ Michele Buck will executive produce. Mammoth Screen are no longer involved. Filming gets underway in April for a later 2018 premiere.